Arms Transfers to the Third World, 1971-85

Arms Transfers to the Third World, 1971-85

by Michael Brzoska, Thomas Ohlson
     
 


The value of conventional weapons imported by Third World countries between 1971 and 1985 increased four times over that of the previous two decades--a leap that reflects profound changes in the economic and technological relations between industrialized nations and the Third World and holds serious political repercussions. A comprehensive overview of the flow of…  See more details below

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The value of conventional weapons imported by Third World countries between 1971 and 1985 increased four times over that of the previous two decades--a leap that reflects profound changes in the economic and technological relations between industrialized nations and the Third World and holds serious political repercussions. A comprehensive overview of the flow of conventional weapons between 1971 and 1985, this volume analyzes both the suppliers--their arms export bureaucracies, degree of dependence on arms exports, and shifts in arms export policies--and the Third World recipients. Providing valuable insight into the changing arms strategy of Third World countries, the book assesses the reasons underlying this influx of weapons, the factors that propel the arms trade, and the implications of structural changes that have occurred in the market.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198291169
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/29/1987
Series:
A SIPRI Publication Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.14(d)

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